Losing Baby Teeth: What to Expect

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Baby teeth play an important role in your child’s oral health and development, but there comes a time when they no longer serve their purpose and they begin to fall out. For parents, this can be a bittersweet milestone, although kids are more likely to get excited about the prospect of a visit from the tooth fairy! Here’s everything you …

What to Expect After a Tooth Extraction

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It’s always our goal to save your natural tooth whenever possible, but there are situations in which extraction is the only option. Whether it’s to make room for orthodontic treatment or to remove a badly infected tooth, simple tooth extractions are safe, relatively fast, and painless. Before we begin any work, your tooth and the tissue surrounding it is numbed …

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4 Common Dental Emergencies and Their Solutions

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Most people know what to do in case of a medical emergency. We learn the Heimlich maneuver and CPR in high school; we have children and become pros at cleaning cuts and scraped knees. Dental emergencies are another story, though. Other than putting it in milk, do you know what to do when a tooth has been knocked out? What about when a crown falls off? This quick guide from a Long Island emergency dentist will give you the basics on how to handle 4 common dental emergencies.

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Common Dental Myths Debunked

Common Dental Myths Debunked

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The vast majority of people in today’s world seek regular dental care. Yet myths and legends about dentistry run rampant. Some are passed down through families and groups of friends, while others traverse the internet at lightning speed. Here are some of the most common dental myths, debunked.

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How to Identify a True Dental Emergency

How to Identify a True Dental Emergency

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There are dental offices that provide services for dental emergencies, especially on the weekend or at night, when many offices are closed. However, it can be difficult to know what counts as a true dental emergency and what conditions or symptoms could wait to be discussed at a regular dental appointment. Here are some of the signs of a true dental emergency. If you experience any one of these situations, it is important that you seek dental care right away.

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